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Alejandro Aravena: Monterrey Housing, 2010, Monterrey, Mexico (Photo: Ramiro Ramirez)
What does the selection of Alejandro Aravena as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate mean for the future of "architecture's Nobel"? World-Architects ponders the question and offers a handful of nominations for future Pritzker Prize juries to consider.

Highlights from 'Global Citizen'

Insight11. January 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
On Sunday, the exhibition Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie, closed at the National Academy Museum in New York. World-Architects eMagazine Editor in Chief John Hill visited the exhibition on the 2015 AIA Gold Medal winner and filed this report.

Year in Architecture 2015

Insight14. December 2015
By: John Hill
Just a few of the stories we covered in 2015
For our last Insight feature of 2015, World-Architects looks back – month-by-month, and week-by-week – at some of the headlines, projects, competitions, features and products of the last year, while we glance ahead to some projects slated for completion in 2016.

Back to the Future?

Insight 7. December 2015
By: Ulf Meyer
MoyaMoya House in Higashi-Kurume by Fumihiko Sano – a facade of "nothing"
In Ulf Meyer's previous article, "Architecture of a Thousand Pinpricks," the tone was deliberately polemical. So does Germany really have reason to envy other countries and their globally celebrated architects? Or does the lack of high-flyers mean a gain in quality in the middle range of the architectural profession? Let's take a second look at the current state of things.

Architecture of a Thousand Pinpricks

Insight21. November 2015
By: Ulf Meyer
Developers’ architecture, a crisis in ecological construction, misunderstood modernism, no stars – what are the concerns shaping contemporary German architecture at the moment? A polemic.

WAF Winners

Insight 9. November 2015
By: John Hill
World Building of the Year 2015: OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren, The Interlace (Photo: Iwan Baan)
Last week the eighth annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) was held in Singapore, when more than thirty projects were given awards and the "super jury" crowned the World Building of the Year.

Monograph Roundup

Insight26. October 2015
By: John Hill
It's the last half of 2015 and the monograph – long bemoaned to be on the way out – is alive and well, as witnessed by these dozen recently published (or soon-to-be-published) monographs on World-Architects member firms.
 
Like this photo, the Biennial is a cacophony of imagery and ideas within the Chicago Cultural Center. (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened to the public on 3 October 2015, running until 3 January 2016. Under the direction of curators Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, the Biennial takes a look at "The State of the Art of Architecture" through more than 100 participating architects from 30 countries.
Xavier Bustos

3x3: Snapshots of Catalonian Architectural Production

Insight28. September 2015
By: Xavier Bustos
EU Mies Award Traveling Exhibition at MUHBA Oliva Artés, Barcelona (Photo: Pepo Segura)
To parse just what it is that creates the distinctive architecture of Barcelona and the Catalan region, architect and Cities Connection Project co-director Xavier Bustos presents three snapshots in three categories of architectural production: education, cultural initiatives, and awards.
Photo: Iwan Baan
Diller Scofidio + Renfro recently completed the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. Writer Fred Bernstein got a tour of the building from Charles Renfro and filed this report for World-Architects.